The Tip: A simple braid becomes a stunning style with the addition of a bit of velvet ribbon. Separate hair into three sections behind one ear. Attach the ribbon to the middle section using two clear hair elastics — one on the top and one on bottom. Braid hair as usual, then secure with an elastic and use the remaining ribbon to tie a bow at the end.
The Tools: Hair elastics, ribbon.
The Trick: For a more messy-cool effect, pull out a few pieces of hair from the braid.
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Makeup by Colleen Runnè, Hair by Bethany Brill, Model Emily Ruhl at Marilyn